Modern. Subtle. Sophisticated.
Free from clutter the modern palette of New Nordic Pastels focuses on sublime bright pastel shades, colour-blocked with stark white, neutral beige and refreshing hints of neon. The New Nordic Pastels Trend Report focusses on Peach and Aqua - two colours from our popular Panama Cotton range essential to create this unique look. Free from clutter, the living room’s clean lines are cool to the eye. Some of the furniture we’ve chosen is simple and stylish, in materials like natural, unfinished wood. A sleek Söderhamn sofa with a Bemz cover in Peach is paired with accent cushion covers from our Artist Series collection to add a pop of colour.
How to get the look
To create this hot look, think bright & cool – serene pastels colour-blocked with cool neutrals. Colour-blocking - combining two or more bigger blocks of solid colour - is key to the New Nordic Pastels style. Here we’ve added accents of primary colours such as Grass Green - in addition to refreshing hints of neon to create a playful touch. A few examples of combinations we love are Vanilla Yellow with Silver Grey, Peach with Sand Beige as well as Aqua, and Peach with Vanilla Yellow, all set against a cool white base. We’ve added dashes of bright colour to create visual depth and interest to the otherwise minimalist interior. Colour-blocking is easy and affordable with the right textiles. Simply use Bemz sofa and chair covers in modern New Nordic Pastels as a base, while pulling the look together with cushion covers in neon digital print, trendy dip dye or ombré accents.
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